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Matlock Meadows

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Address: Snitterton Road, Matlock DE4 2JG, England
Phone Number: 01629 760596
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Description: Matlock Meadows is a modern purpose built ice cream parlour and coffee...
Matlock Meadows is a modern purpose built ice cream parlour and coffee shop set within a working dairy farm. The farm has diversified by making italian style hand made ice cream here on the farm using the fresh milk from our dairy herd. The coffee shop serves 15 flavours of ice cream, also sorbet's, ice cream sundaes, a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks, giftware and local produce. In the adjacent field and barn we have micro pigs, rabbits, sheep, chickens, cows and calves. We are a real working dairy farm rather than a major visitor attraction therefore we do not charge any entrance fees however we rely on the income generated from the shop sales and would politely like to point out that Car parking, use of facilities/toilets and access to the animals is free of charge for patrons of the coffee shop only. The farm has disabled access and facilites and can accommodate educational group/school visits also childrens birthday parties.
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Ice cream platter - heaven on a plate!

I had to visit this highly recommended ice cream parlour after reading about it on trip advisor. After a very expensive trip to the Heights of Abraham close by this seemed a good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Essex, England
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Essex, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I had to visit this highly recommended ice cream parlour after reading about it on trip advisor. After a very expensive trip to the Heights of Abraham close by this seemed a good way to add sugar to my day! When you drive up you feel as though you are entering someones private land, complete with sweet farm animals. Instead... More 

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Spent an hour having an ice-cream for the boys and coffee and cake for myself and grandma. Lovely home-made cakes and amazing ice-cream, if they had taken credit cards, would have purchased a couple of tubs. There is a free outdoor play area with slide, swing and a few animals to look at. A separate tractor area at £1 a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A really safe place to take the kids for a few hours, and it's free! No rip off rides and expensive attractions......great safe play area and mix with all the farm animals. Then treat yourselves to a great bacon cob in the café! On the farm they make their own ice cream that tastes like it used to........loads of different... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a lovely experience that is free to visit. The only thing that is a charge is the food in the cafe and ice cream parlour. If you want somewhere different for a coffee and a cake or panini or ice cream it is worth going. It did seem quiet when we went, I hope people do uncover this... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Being local with a toddler we call into Matlock Meadows for an ice cream and play quite regularly. The ice cream is good value and the farm shop sells a few nice local products like cheese and eggs. My only improvement would be to add gates to the play area; at the mo children can run straight out onto the... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

All enjoyed an ice cream here, also enjoyed seeing the calves, pig, and rabbits. Would have enjoyed the ice cream more if it wasn't for the "country air" smell, but it wasn't too bad.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is the ideal place to spend a couple of hours with young children without spending a fortune as there is no entrance fee. It has a great play area for children. The play area is surrounded by a variety of small animals for children to both see and feed with animal food that can be purchased in the shop.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

By its own admission, Matlock Meadows isn't meant to be a major visitor attraction. However, it has a small children's play area outside and pedal tractors in the barn (to be paid for in the café) and the café and shop which is the main attraction. There was a very good selection of ice cream flavours, a cake counter and... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Had lunch here and ice cream also! I had a sausage bap witch was huge with no less than 4 sausages in it and at £2.50 was outstanding value. The wife had a panini also very nice. Followed by some of the best ice cream I have ever had. And I like ice cream.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We spent a couple of hours at Matlock meadows, there was a great play area for children, lots of animals for everyone to look around. But the main attraction was the wonderful ice cream displayed in a unique rotating ice cream freezer. Lots of lovely flavours to choose from and a good choices of sizes and options of how to... More 

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